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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

52,576 people or 34.7% of the RDA Sunshine Coast Region's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
RDA Sunshine Coast Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)151,647100.0100.0135,074100.0100.0+16,573
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years21,87814.415.619,96114.816.5+1,917
25 - 54 years96,27463.565.688,42865.566.4+7,846
55 - 64 years26,44717.414.822,08516.414.0+4,362
65 years and over7,0474.64.04,6073.43.1+2,440
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance22,28214.713.018,00413.311.9+4,278
Retail trade16,72811.09.917,12712.710.7-399
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers24,38616.114.321,75616.114.9+2,630
Clerical and administrative workers19,24312.713.618,36413.614.7+879
Hours worked--------------
Full time84,89156.062.476,13056.463.9+8,761
Part time64,16542.335.856,26141.733.9+7,904
Bachelor or higher degree33,92022.425.125,41418.821.5+8,506
Advanced diploma or diploma18,65612.310.914,53210.89.3+4,124
Certificate level44,61129.426.437,49127.824.8+7,120
No qualifications50,37233.235.052,14438.640.6-1,772
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50030,96620.417.7--------
$500 -$1,74996,80063.863.8--------
$1,750 or more21,40214.117.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport3,5062.37.02,9072.27.5+599
Walked only3,9082.63.34,2973.23.7-389
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas34,58622.825.829,44321.823.7+5,143
Speaks a language other than English at home8,2485.412.35,3844.09.6+2,864
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20165,0233.34.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.